This spring, the Courthouse Art Gallery published a beautiful art book, a project that was a wonderful opportunity to recognize the visual artists of the Nicola Valley, who are working either professionally or for personal fulfillment. It features 27 artists, including: Arnold Mosley, Jack Andreasen, Bill Edmonds, Roger Kamp, Mary Longman, Opie Oppenheim, Pius Chong, Doug Strand, Cassandra Dolen, Shannon Kilroy, MK Dahlquist-Gray, Jean Kiegerl, Ellen Norgaard, Evelyn Armstrong, Bev Veale, Georgina Beatty, John Taylor, Leonard A. George, Cindilla Trent, Surinder Panghali, Joslyn Freels, Les Hampton, Bobbi Parkes, Gwayne Point, Nancy Saddleman, Jana Sasaki, and Barbara Rode.
The book is for sale as a fundraiser for the Arts Council, $40 – available at the Courthouse Art Gallery and Baillie House Info Booth, in Merritt.
Throughout the process, we have discovered a diversity of artists and media. And we hope that artists who haven’t contacted us yet will, so that they can become part of the this initiative and our future endeavours.